My City: Kenny Lim

The perfect day in Singapore for the co-founder and designer of fashion label Depression.

By Where Singapore Staff | May 12, 2017

Where are some of your favorite shopping spots?

I love dark, street, goth styles and it’s difficult to find this genre of clothing in Singapore, so I do most of my shopping online. But the connected Orchard Central, Orchard Gateway and 313@Somerset (313 Orchard Rd., 6496-9313, S(238895), MRT: Somerset) is a very interesting part of Orchard Road—they house a lot of indie stores, rather than the usual international brands.

Where do you like to hang out?

My favorite casual haunt is Serangoon Gardens (Serangoon Garden Way, MRT: Kovan). It’s very quaint and laidback, with lots of good food. I can get hawker food at Chomp Chomp food centre (20 Kensington Park Rd., S(557269), MRT: Kovan), go for a foot massage, visit the pet store and even grab a beer all in one place.

What’s your favorite local dish and where do you get your fix?

I’m crazy over zi char (home-style cooking). I get my fix at Sin Hoi Sai Seafood Restaurant (#01-59, Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Rd, S(160055), MRT: Tiong Bahru) or Yeo Keng Nam Chicken Rice (8 Braddell Rd., 6285-1453, S(359898), MRT: Woodleigh).

My Perfect Day

11:30am - Tea and dim sum.

I’d go to Lei Garden Restaurant (30 Victoria St., Chijmes, S(187996), MRT: City Hall) for some Chinese tea and dim sum, especially the custard bun.

1pm - Design and work. 

I’ll head to work and then grab lunch at Cook and Brew (33/F The Westin Singapore, 12 Marina View, 6922-6948, MRT: Downtown). I usually get ribs while enjoying the gorgeous view of Marina Bay.

6pm - Dig into a Chinese dinner.

Dinner at Jiu Zhuang (6C Dempsey Rd.,6471-1711, S(247664), MRT: Queenstown). I love the dumplings with foie gras and the double boiled soup with dumplings and Chinese wine.

8pm - Drinks with a view.

Drinks at 1-Altitude (61-63/F 1 Raffles Place, 6438-0410, S(048616), MRT: Raffles Place). I’d get a bottle of my favorite Auchentoshan whisky and take in the view from 62 levels up.

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